Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Georgia

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

Ocean Breeze Park

2001 Ocean Breeze Cir
Waycross, Georgia
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

1912 Bunn Building

513 Elizabeth Street
Waycross, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Country Manor Apartments

310 Pomeroy
Blackshear, Georgia

Windover Manor Apartments

215 Marion St
Blackshear, Georgia
Accessible
62+

Ware Terrace ( Terrace Garden Apartments )

1103 Darling Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Colonial Homes

319 Keller St
Blackshear, Georgia

Central Walnut Village

Central Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village at Blackshear

940 Ware St
Blackshear, Georgia
Subsidized

Waycross Voa Housing, Inc

1303 Darling Ave
Waycross, Georgia
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Ware Manor

500 Walnut St
Waycross, Georgia
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pierce County, Georgia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pierce County, Georgia

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Georgia

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,135 affordable apartments for rent in Pierce County, Georgia.

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Georgia

Pierce County features 666 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Pierce County, Georgia

There are 469 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pierce County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pierce County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pierce County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pierce County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pierce County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $645 and $789.

2022 Pierce County, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Pierce County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $555 $559 $717 $886 $1,101
Pierce County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $503 to $615 $645 to $789 $797 to $975 $991 to $1,211

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,135
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 666
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $40,247 ±$4,379
Median Rent $569 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.52% ± 10.38pp
Total Population 18,934

Population and Household Demographics

Pierce County is a county in Georgia with a population of 18,934. There are 6,890 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 25.27% of households in Pierce County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pierce County

The median gross income for households in Pierce County is $40,247 a year, or $3,354 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pierce County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Pierce County.

Area Median Income In Pierce County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Pierce County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Pierce County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Pierce County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950

Cities In Pierce County

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City Served By
Blackshear The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blackshear are the Housing Authority of the City of Waycross and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Offerman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Offerman is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Patterson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patterson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Waycross The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waycross are the Housing Authority of the City of Waycross, Housing Authority of the City of Blackshear and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.